Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm EST
's convincing re-election, the looming fiscal cliff and tonight, a c.i.a. bombshell. victory and fallout, tonight on "washington week." the lines were long. the victory party was robust. >> a long campaign is now over. and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you've made me a better president. gwen: a the thank yous were fervert. >> i'm really proud of all of you. it will go on in history. people will read about it it. and they'll marvel about it. >> as president obama claimed his second term. the election turned out to be a lesson in truth and consequences. what did the obama campaign do right and what did the romney campaign do wrong? >> and i ran for office because i'm concerned about americans. this election is over. but our principles endure. >> the voters have their say. leaving washington to search for a compromise even as a fiscal crisis looms. >> this is an opportunity for the president to lead. this is his.
Nov 5, 2012 10:00pm EST
the world. >> he and his people reviewed all existing ongoing cia covert operations, and with the exception of aggressive interrogations, endorsed all of them, and doubled down on a number of them. >> narrator: targeted killings by drones, covert special forces raids overseas, cyber-warfare. president obama authorized it all in secret. >> the man who americans had elected to end two wars and who was in fact winding down the iraq war was also beginning to rev up these secret wars. >> he's the first nobel peace prize winner with a kill list. and it is very disappointing to his base. it is very disappointing to the civil liberties supporters who thought he was going to be much more of a stereotypical liberal. >> narrator: and for president obama, it would lead to one defining triumph. >> good evening. the united states has conducted an operation that killed osama bin laden... >> narrator: the killing of osama bin laden in the spring of 2011 was a high point. >> thank you and god bless the united states of america. >> narrator: but the clashes with republicans in washington did not go away. >>